Employment Outlook

Achievements of Black and Minority Businesses in Telecom May Be Threatened

Minority business owners (with the exception of Asians) continue to experience disparities in the general marketplace. This is especially true for Black entrepreneurs; their revenue growth was flat over the last five...

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Black Firms Lag in Capacity Growth

Over the last quarter century, the number of Black-owned businesses has grown at a record pace – nearly four times the rate of white-owned businesses. During the last decade, the gap in revenue and employment...

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The Rising Economy Tide is Lifting all Boats, Except Black Businesses

Most key economic indicators are positive. Although the Labor Department’s January Jobs Report did not show stellar job growth during the month of December, the economy nevertheless produced 156,000 new jobs and wages...

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Global Outlook and Minority Businesses

This is the first segment of a two-part article.  Developments in the global economy are examined in the first segment.  Part two describes how those developments are likely to affect minority business owners. The...

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Highlights of the Global and U.S. Economic Outlook: We are in a Funk

A Roundup of Global Economic Trends: The Global Economy is in a Funk and Economic Uncertainty is Rising Three big drivers of the world’s economy – US, China, Emerging market economies The U.S. is the brightest...

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CEO Insight: The Potential Fallout of a Fed Interest Rate Hike

November’s encouraging labor market report begs the question of not just whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates; but whether it will do so at a time when the recovery has peaked, and the economy is...

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Euquant Analysis: An Investigation of New Firm Growth (Part-2)

This is the second part of our on-going series where we examine the Survey of Business Owners (SBO) in detail and discuss how it can be utilized to understand the dynamics of the economy. The ultimate goal of this...

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Sizzling Labor Market Recovery Shifts Focus to Fed Action(8/1/14)

The labor market continued a sizzling pace of economic recovery in July. The economy created 209,000 new jobs while the unemployment rate edged up only incrementally from 6.1% to 6.2%. However, the latter increase...

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Trickle-down Growth is not enough for Blacks and Hispanic(6/23/14)

Following the devastating effects of the last recession slow job recovery, government macroeconomic policies have concentrated almost exclusively on growing the economy. However, to restore and rebuild the quality of...

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The US Economy is on a New Roll (5/8/2014)

The Labor Department's Monthly Employment Report confirmed the US economy is no longer crawling but galloping forward; it created 192,000 new jobs in March. Unemployment remained at 6.7% and did not increase, despite...

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